About Us

Who We Are

Scleroderma Atlantic is committed to enhancing the lives of those living with scleroderma through education, awareness, patient support and advocacy for patient wellness. Our organization supports vital research to find better treatments and ultimately a cure for scleroderma.

Respect, professionalism, confidentiality, availability, inclusivity, cooperation, and collaboration.

To identify, connect with, and know everyone living with scleroderma in Atlantic Canada.

To enrich the quality of life of those living with scleroderma in Atlantic Canada.

Our History

The origins of Scleroderma Atlantic began when Mary Beth Clark started hosting scleroderma support groups in 1989 through the Arthritis Society. Mary Beth went on to become a founder of Scleroderma Canada in 1999.

In 2010, Halifax hosted the Scleroderma Canada conference. This conference brought dedicated, regional volunteers together, who launched the Scleroderma Society of Nova Scotia, which was incorporated in 2013.

In May of 2020, the society undertook a large expansion to form Scleroderma Atlantic. OurĀ society is now committed to providing education, advocacy, support, and resources to all of the Atlantic provinces including Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, and Newfoundland and Labrador.

Our Board Members

Jason Doucette President of Scleroderma Atlantic

Jason Doucette

President, Executive Board
Jason Doucette is President of Scleroderma Atlantic and past president of Scleroderma Canada. He has been involved with the local organization since 2013. Jason volunteers his time and efforts in memory of his mother, Linda, who passed away with scleroderma in 2012.

Michelle Richard

Vice President, Executive Board
Michelle Richard is a past president of Scleroderma Canada. While in her 30s, she was diagnosed with diffuse systemic scleroderma. Michelle strives to create more awareness of the disease and to provide advocacy for those living with scleroderma.

Theresa Henneberry

Theresa Henneberry

Treasurer, Executive Board
Theresa Henneberry is Treasurer of Scleroderma Atlantic. She has been involved with the organization since its inception and believes in its core values and mission. Theresa volunteers in memory of her mother, Marie, who passed away with scleroderma in 2007.

Jessie Ferguson


Wanda Hall


Carolina Mancipe


Barb Carter

Director, Prince Edward Island

Beverly Blanchette

Director, Newfoundland and Labrador

Maureen O'Byrne

Director, New Brunswick

Mary Beth Clark

Director, Nova Scotia

Get in Touch

Call Us

(782) 234-5775

Mail Us

6155 North Street, PO Box 31102 Gladstone
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Canada B3K 4P0

Many Thanks to Our Sponsors

Thank you for your interest in donating to Scleroderma Atlantic. With donations like yours, we're able to make a difference in the community.

Our donations are currently processed through Scleroderma Canada. You will be redirected to their page by clicking below. Please be sure to select #4 on the drop down menu to ensure the funds are allocated to the Atlantic region!